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Titan Quest(TM) Goes Gold

THQ's Highly Anticipated Action Role-Playing Game Scheduled to Hack and Slash Its Way to Stores on June 26th

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., June 5, 2006:
THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) and Iron Lore Entertainment today announced that Titan QuestTM has reached the gold master stage of development and is entering manufacturing. This highly anticipated action Role-Playing Game (RPG) will take Windows PC gamers on a transcontinental journey through the treacherous and exotic lands of Greece, Egypt and Asia, blending an immersive storyline with fast-moving combat and lush, cinematic gameplay for the ultimate RPG experience. Developed by Brian Sullivan's (co-creator of Age of Empires) Iron Lore Entertainment, Titan Quest is scheduled to begin shipping to retailers worldwide on June 26, 2006.

"Working with strong studios like Iron Lore Entertainment is key to THQ's strategy of bringing new, innovative properties to core gamers," said Kelly Flock, executive vice president of worldwide publishing, THQ. "The Titan Quest team has done a great job of creating a visually stunning game with the potential to reinvigorate the action RPG genre. We can't wait to hear the consumer response."

In Titan Quest, gamers will quest through fabled locations such as the Parthenon, the Great Pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Great Wall of China, to save humanity from terrifying monsters, mythical beasts and the evil Titans who have escaped their eternal prisons. The game features a deep single player and co-operative multiplayer game experience with an epic story written by award-winning screenwriter Randall Wallace (Braveheart, The Man in the Iron Mask).

A single-player demo for Titan Quest is now available online at For more information about Titan Quest, please visit

About Iron Lore Entertainment

Iron Lore Entertainment Ltd. is a high-quality developer of electronic entertainment software founded in 2000 by Brian Sullivan, co-creator of the Age of Empires series of games. The studio's first title, Titan Quest, is an action-RPG for Windows PC scheduled for release in June of 2006. Additional information about Iron Lore can be found at

About THQ

THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at and THQ, THQ Wireless, Titan Quest and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "THQ"), including, but not limited to, expectations and projections related to the release, performance and features of Titan Quest, and are based upon management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements, including, but not limited to, economic, competitive and technological factors affecting the operations, markets, products, and pricing of THQ. Readers should carefully review the risk factors and the information that could materially affect THQ's financial results, described in other documents that THQ files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2005, and particularly the discussion of risk factors set forth therein. Unless otherwise required by law, THQ disclaims any obligation to update its view on any such risks or uncertainties or to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

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